Contrabanda is happy to perform in an education setting, whether it be explaining the basics of Latin Jazz to traditional Afro Folkloric rhythms from Cuba to Africa. The band is also bilingual, performing in both English & Spanish. There are many ways we can combine a performance with education. All of the members of Contrabanda have taught throughout the midwest and beyond. Ask for more details.
Rhythm Workshops including Cuban-African-Brazilan Percussion
Vocal Workshops from Bilingual singing to Choro and Sonero lines
Jazz Workshops for your band incorporating the rhythm section and brass players for Latin feels and sounds
Energia : The Roots of Latin Jazz
A 45 minute show exploring the history and rhythms of Latin Jazz. Learn about Clave, Slave migration, and how the music has ensconced itself in American culture
Rhythms of Rio
A 45 minute show exploring the history and rhythms of Brazil. This quartet will take you on a journey of music around the country as well as remind you of the 2016 Olympics.